Basketmouth is a Nigerian comedian and actor normally organising popular stand-up comedy concerts like Basketmouth Uncensored across the globe. He completed his primary and secondary school education in Apapa (Lagos, Nigeria) and then moved on to pursue a degree at the University of Benin where he studied sociology and anthropology with his brother Godwin.
Basketmouth hosted a comedy challenge on Instagram, called the #TwoThingsChallenge which sparked an uproar from fans, after a young fan posted a video of him saying obscene things about sex, with a child in close view in the video. He won the National Comedy Award and the awards for Best Stand-up Comedian of the Year. Basketmouth had a sold out concert in the famous Wembley arena which made people consider him to be one of the greatest comedians to come out of Africa.
Basketmouth Feat. Nkem Owoh in Pot of Soup
Basketmouth discovered his skill in drumming in 1991 followed by taking up rapping in 1994. He then formed a group called “Da Psychopaths” which had 7 members and they started going for shows and rapping in 1995, however they broke up before releasing any material.
He went on to form another rap group known as “Da Oddz” with his brother Godwin and Muyiwa Osunrobi: they performed a couple of shows but didn’t break through as their brand of rap was not accepted in Nigeria. Nkem Owoh born in, Enugu State, Nigeria. After his primary and secondary school, he headed to the University of Ilorin and studied engineering.
During his university studies, Owoh began acting in various television and film productions.He starred in the 2003 film Osuofia in London. He is also known for performing the song “I Go Chop Your Dollar” about advance fee fraud. The song was featured in the film The Master in which Owoh plays a scammer.
Though, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and the Nigerian Broadcasting Commission banned the song. Owoh was arrested while performing a musical show when the police raided the event and arrested 111 people on suspicion of lottery fraud and immigration violations. Owoh was later released
In the movie Pot of Soup, Ogadinma (Nkem Owoh) decides to take his friend Bato to the city but it’s not going down well with his wife July (Patience Ozokwor) will he survive the heat. Stories culled from Wikipedia | Basketmouth and Nkem Owoh